Delta Selects Neil Dubord as New Chief Constable

PFM Executive Search was pleased to work with the Delta Police Department in the recruitment of its new Police Chief.  This is the first time in 22-years the Delta Police Department has gone outside the organization for a Chief Constable and our firm was retained to conduct a national search to bring forward a diverse slate of qualified candidates.

In the end, the Delta Police Board selected Neil Dubord as its new Chief Constable. Lois Jackson, Mayor of Delta and Chair of the Delta Police Board noted in her announcement that: “after an intensive search, Neil Dubord has been selected as Delta’s new Chief Constable. He assumes the position vacated by former Chief Constable Jim Cessford who retired earlier this year after 22 years of service.”

“We looked for a Chief who is a strong leader with a proven track record in policing, a critical thinker and more importantly a person who believes in community policing and our “no call too small” mandate. Mr. Dubord has all those qualities and a solid career behind him,” said the Mayor. “We welcome him to our community, and we are confident he will be an excellent fit for our organization and will continue to make Delta one of the safest communities in the lower mainland.”

Neil brings more than 28 years of police experience to Delta. Prior to his last three years as the Chief of Transit Police, he spent 25 years with the Edmonton Police Service. Serving as Deputy Chief of Edmonton’s Community Policing Bureau and taking leadership roles in a wide variety of initiatives, from neighbourhood empowerment through community action teams to services integration and aboriginal awareness programs for officers on the force, Neil has distinguished himself in front-line policing, tactical and strategic development, critical incident command and as a manager, with numerous local and national awards and citations.

Chief Dubord holds a Master of Arts degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University and a PhD in Business Management from Arizona’s Northcentral University. His police experience has been enhanced with studies at the Canadian Police College in Ottawa, the University of Virginia in Washington, DC and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation at Quantico, Virginia.

PFM Executive Search has gained extensive experience working with a wide variety of law enforcement agencies over the years.  Our firm has become the preeminent search company that Police Boards turn to when they wish to conduct an open, fair and transparent search process.

Association of Executive Search (AESC) Regional Conference

George is currently attending the Association of Executive Search (AESC) Regional Conference in San Francisco and had the pleasure of speaking with AESC President, Peter Felix.  Peter is retiring after more than 10-years of leading the industry association which is based in New York City.

George had worked with Peter previously on the Global AESC Board and also on the Americas Council. I was chatting with Peter to the start of the North America Regional Meeting in San Francisco where executive search best practices are being discussed.  Peter retires this December and Karen Greenbaum has been selected as the new AESC President.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I will try to get a shot with the incoming President.